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<glsa id="200503-06">
<title>BidWatcher: Format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
BidWatcher is vulnerable to a format string vulnerability, potentially
allowing arbitrary code execution.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">bidwatcher</product>
<announced>March 03, 2005</announced>
<revised>March 03, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>82460</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-misc/bidwatcher" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.17</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.17</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
BidWatcher is a free auction tool for eBay users to keep track of
their auctions.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in
"netstuff.cpp".
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Remote attackers can potentially exploit this vulnerability by
sending specially crafted responses via an eBay HTTP server or a
man-in-the-middle attack to execute arbitrary malicious code.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All BidWatcher users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-misc/bidwatcher-1.13.17&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0158">CAN-2005-0158</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 1 Mar 2005 08:44:34 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 1 Mar 2005 15:30:43 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 2 Mar 2005 20:11:39 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
</glsa>